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Everyday Japanese Home Gastronomy on Stamps 1st Series!

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During a recent visit to the Post Office I notice this mini sheet of Commemorative stamps featuring 10 basic letter postage 82 yen stamps!

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“Traditional Dietary Culture of Japan Series No 1!
A slightly misleading title, but that is not the first one!
The Japanese staple, steamed rice and miso soup!

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The full Japanese dinner!
Mind you people do not eat that much fr dinner every day, but this is a good indication of homey food!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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Mount Fuji on Stamps 2: 1935~1962 (partial)

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There is a very interesting way to know more about Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture (and also Yamanashi Prefecture) by collecting or studying stamps which were issued on this subject inside Japan (there are of course more in the rest of the world)!

There are certainly more than one may think first as the Japanese Post Office printed regular not only commemorative stamps but also regular stamps well before WWII!

Here is an account spanning up to 2004 (2nd installment)
Past that year, I’m sure it will be a lot easier to investigate!

National Parks Commemorative First Series, First Stage: Fuji Hakone. October 10th, 1936

FUJISAN-27

1 sen, dark brown. Akebono View of Mount Fuji.

FUJISAN-28

3 sen, dark green. Lake Ashinoko View of mount Fuji.

FUJISAN-29

6 sen, reddish mauve. Mittouge Pass view of Mount Fuji.

FUJISAN-30

10 sen, dark blue. Mishima view of Mount Fuji.

New Year Stamp, printed and issued in 1935 for the year 1936

FUJISAN-19

1 sen 5 rin, red

New Showa Regular Series. August 1st~8th, 1946

FUJISAN-20

1 yen, dark blue, Mount Fuji by Hokusai. No perforation.

FUJISAN-21

1 yen, light blue, Mount Fuji by Hokusai. No perforation.

FUJISAN-22

1 yen, light blue, Mount Fuji by Hokusai. Philatelic Week Commemorative mini sheet.

FUJISAN-23

20 sen, light blue. Mount Fuji & Cherry Tree (first design). Perforated.

FUJISAN-24

20 sen, dark blue. Mount Fuji & Cherry Tree (second design). Perforated.

FUJISAN-25

10 sen, orange. Mount Fuji & Cherry Tree (second design). No perforation.

FUJISAN-26

20 sen, dark blue. Mount Fuji & Cherry Tree (second design). No perforation.

National Parks Commemorative First Series, Second Stage: Fuji Hakone. July 15th, 1949

FUJISAN-31

FUJISAN-31

2 yen, light brown. Mittouge Pass view of Mount Fuji.

FUJISAN-32

8 yen. Greyish green. Lake Kawaguchi view of mount Fuji.

FUJISAN-33

14 yen, Dark mauve. Mount Shichimen view of Mount Fuji.

FUJISAN-34

24 yen, dark blue. Lake Yamanaka view of Mount Fuji.

Great Buddha Airmail Series: August 15th, 1953

FUJISAN-15

80 yen, dark blue.

FUJISAN-16

70 yen, brownish mauve.

FUJISAN-17

115 yen, dark green.

FUJISAN-18

145 yen, greenish blue

National Parks Commemorative First Series. Fuji Hakone Izu. January 16th, 1962

FUJISAN-35

5 yen, dark green. Lake Ashinoko view of mount Fuji.

FUJISAN-36

10 yen, reddish brown. Mittouge Pass view of Mount Fuji.

FUJISAN-37

10 yen grey. Ose Cape view of Mount Fuji.

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

Mount Fuji on Stamps 1: 1922~1934

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There is a very interesting way to know more about Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture (and also Yamanashi Prefecture) by collecting or studying stamps which were issued on this subject inside Japan (there are of course more in the rest of the world)!

There are certainly more than one may think first as the Japanese Post Office printed regular not only commemorative stamps but also regular stamps well before WWII!

Here is an account spanning up to 2004.
Past that year, I’m sure it will be a lot easier to investigate!

Fuji Shika Regular Series (Mount Fuji and Deer Series) 1st Issue, January 1st 1922 (First stage-Old plate)

FUJISAN-1

4 sen dull yellow green

FUJISAN-2

8 sen, red

FUJISAN-3

20 sen, light blue

Fuji Shika Regular Series (Mount Fuji and Deer Series) 2nd Issue, September 1st 1929 (First stage-Old plate)

FUJISAN-4

4 sen, reddish orange

8 sen, greyish yellow brown ( no picture)

FUJISAN-5

20 sen, brownish violet

Fuji Shika Regular Series (Mount Fuji and Deer Series) 2nd Issue, March 1st 1930 (First Stage-New plate)

4 sen, reddish orange (no picture)

8 sen, greyish yellow brown (no picture)

FUJISAN-6

20 sen, dull reddish violet

Fuji Shika Series( Mount Fuji and Deer Series) 2nd Issue, April 1st 1937 (Second Stage-Showa wool paper)

4 sen, dull green (no picture)

20 sen, light blue (no picture)

Fuji Shika Regular Series (Mount Fuji and Deer Series) 2nd Issue, 1937 (Watermarked Showa paper)

FUJISAN-7

4 sen dull yellow green (May 11th)

8 sen, yellow brown (July 20th) (no picture)

FUJISAN-8

20 sen light blue (May)

Great Kanto Earthquake Emergency Regular Series (dragonfly, cherry tree and Mount Fuji)
Issued on October 25th 1923. No perforation.

4 rin, grey (no picture)

FUJISAN-9

1 1/2 sen, dull blue

FUJISAN-10

2 sen, dull violet

FUJISAN-11

3 sen, dull red

4sen, dull grey (no picture)

5 sen, dull blue (no picture)

6 sen, dull violet (no picture)

Views Regular Series (Mount Fuji)
Issued on July 5th, 1926. Showa paper. Watermarked

FUJISAN-12

2 sen, dull green

FUJISAN-13

2 sen, greyish yellow green

Ashinoko Lake Airmail Series
Issued from 1923 to 1934

FUJI-STAMP-AIRMAIL

8 1/2 sen, 8 1/2 sen, 16 1/2 sen, 18 sen, 33 sen

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

Shizuoka Prefecture, Mount Fuji and Green Tea on Stamps!

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The Japanese Postal Office have just issued a series of stamps and one special sheet describing Mount Fuji and Green Tea Fields in Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Advertisement in side Shizuoka City Main Post Office!

Such can be bought only at post offices inside Shizuoka Prefecture as this is a regional issue

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The special block/sheet!

These stamps and special block/sheet are commemorating the recognition of Mount Fuji as a World Cultural heritage.
The 5 different stamps can be bought separately in sheets of 20 or in singles, pairs, etc. at 80 yen each, the basic letter postage sue, or in a special block of 5 different stamps for 400 yen.

SN3O5150

The stamp block is sold inside a sealed special pack, making a nice souvenir or present!

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There is a (Japanese) explanation of each stamp photograph in the margins of the sheet!

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The green tea fields!

Hurry up as I don’t think they will last long what with the end of the year celebrations coming!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

French Gastronomy on Stamps (29): Traditional Ingredients & Dishes

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France has issued many stamps on food (not foodstamps!) on her own gastronomy for quite some time including the new series will be issued on April 25th and wil be printed in the form of mini-sheets dedicated to a particular region with stamps, pics and explanations.
As for stamps issued since the first stamp in 1849, a number of them were issued with Traditional Ingredients and Dishes as a theme:

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BEURRE/butter
Someone said that France is a muntain of butter in the middle of a lake of milk, a statement hotly disputed by Denmark!

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CREPE
The word crepe apllies only for the sweet whet flour pancake. Its original meaning is “lace” as of a lace veil.
The buckwheat pancake is called “galette”.

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BOUILLABAISSE
Oriinally a poor man/fisherman’s soup eaten with toasted bread has beome an extravagant “national” dish almost unrelated with the real one.

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CALISSON
A traditional sweet from south France.

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CASSOULET
Created with beans originally from India. It takes four hours to cook it with beans, tomatoes and meat (pork, duck or goose) before being gratineed in an oven for at leat an hour.

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FOIE GRAS
Made in different regions of France. originally mad with goose liver. I, for myself prefer duck foie gras!

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-HUITRES
HUITRES/Oysters
Did you know that all oysters in France, except for the Belon variety either came from Great Britain or Japan?

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-MOUTARDE
MOUTARDE/Mustard
Originally from the Middle East, it is mainly prepared in Dijon, my birthplace!

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-PAIN
PAIN/Bread
Baguette is not French by the way. It was introduced by the Austrian Queen, marie-Antoinette!

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-POTAUFEU
POT AU Feu/Pot on the Fire
Has become universal!

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-QUICHE
QUICHE LORRAINE
The original one, cooked with fresh cream, eggs and bacon only!

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-RILLETTES
RILLETTES
made with lean pork and lard. Great, but careful with those calories!

TIMBRES-LECAFE

CAFES, the symbol of a lifestyle originally came from Austria!

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French Gastronomy on Stamps (28): River Fish

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-1

France has issued many stamps on food (not foodstamps!) on her own gastronomy for quite some time including the new series will be issued on April 25th and wil be printed in the form of mini-sheets dedicated to a particular region with stamps, pics and explanations.
As for stamps issued since the first stamp in 1849, a number of them were issued with River Fish as a theme:

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-POISSON-Saumon

SAUMON/Salmon

Of course most varieties of Salmo both live in the sea and in rivers.
In France, salmon fishing regulations are very strict and define the season when one can catch the fish, its minimum size and fishing area.
The French probably appreciate it most poached, and served cold with a jelly coating and mayonnaise either served whole or in medaillons/thick slices.

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-POISSONS-Brochet

BROCHET/Pike

Both caled the “King of Rivers” and the “River Shark”, its catches are also strictly regulated.
Most apprecated either poached and cold like salmon, or as quenelles/dumplings served hot in a gratineed bechamel sauce as made in Lyon!

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-POISSONS-Gardon

GARDON/Common Roach

Found in big schools in quiet rivers, it is a small cousin of the carp.
The French mostly appreciate it in small size, emptied, rolled into flour and deep-fried, served with lemon and a good glass of white wine or beer.

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-POISSONS-Perche

PERCHE/Perch=River Bass

here is a fish whose catching, except for the season, is practically not regulated as it tends to overpopulate rivers and lakes to the detriment of other fish.
Best appreciated as deep-fried filets served with lemon or tartatr sauce! Great with a solid beer!

Look forward to the next postings! There are plenty more!

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French Gastronomy on Stamps (27): Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs

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France has issued many stamps on food (not foodstamps!) on her own gastronomy for quite some time including the new series will be issued on April 25th and wil be printed in the form of mini-sheets dedicated to a particular region with stamps, pics and explanations.
As for stamps issued since the first stamp in 1849, a great number of them were issued with edible Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs as a theme:

TIMBRES=GASTRONOMIE-CANNEASUCRE

CANNE A SUCRE/Sugarcane
France produces a lot of its brown sugar from sugarcanes grown in the West French Indies and African Islands in the Indian Ocean.

TIMBRES=GASTRONOMIE-POMMEDETERRE

POMME DE TERRE/Potatoes.
France was comparatively late in Europe adopting this particular vegetable.

TIMBRES=GASTRONOMIE-THYME

THYM/Thyme
What would the French do witout it?

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AWARA
Exclusively grown in French Guyana/Guyanne.

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-CASSIS

CASSIS
Cassis is mainly grown and poduced in Dijon, my birthplace!

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CHATAIGNE/Chestnuts
For a long time, in many rural areas of France, chestnuts provided the flour for bread!

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-LENTILS

LENTILLES/Lentils
Originally coming from Indian, the green small ones are the best!

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MIRABELLES
At one time almost extinct, they are evrywhere to be found in early Autumn!

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MYRTILLE/Blueberry
Used in making jams and also spirits!

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-OLIVE TIMBRES-OLIVEOIL

OLIVES-HUILE D’OLIVE/Olives and Olive Oil
Grown in Provence mainly!

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POMMES/Apples
Make for great Cider and Pommeau! (and cakes!)

TIMBRES-GASTRONOMIE-QUETSCHE

QUETSCHE/Plums
What I would give for a tart of them!

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SALICORNE
A very rare vegetable/plant growing in salted waters!
Great as pickles!

Look forward to the next postings! There are plenty more!

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